Manchester United football star Marcus Rashford is looking at a $1.2 Million fine for chucking a sickie and then getting caught partying in Belfast. According to The Sun, he will be charged two weeks’ wages after he missed training and then an FA cup win against Newport County on Monday, 29th of January, citing illness.
In fairness, he very well could’ve been hungover, but it comes at a time when Manchester United fans are looking for a scapegoat after a year that would be deemed nothing short of a failure by their standards. They crashed out of Europe after finishing at the bottom of their group in the Champions League which cost them up to £45million.
Rashford is the club’s biggest asset and one of the highest-paid players on the team after his play was rewarded with a 5-year / £78,000,000 (AU$128.5 Million) contract back in July 2023.
Unfortunately, it seems he’s either struggling with the thought of leading his team in the right direction or he doesn’t have the commitment that fans expect from such a player (especially after his monumental signing). Last year, he partied on his birthday after the club lost 3-0 at home to Manchester City in the derby, to the dismay of manager Erik ten Hag.
As for the latest incident, it’s claimed Rashford flew to Belfast on Wednesday to see Larne FC friend Ro-Shaun Williams. From there he would begin a 12-hour bender filled with Tequila shots and cocktails that would spill over into Thursday where he partied at Thompson’s Garage club until he called in sick for training.
The club said in a statement “Marcus has taken responsibility for his actions. This has been dealt with as an internal disciplinary matter, which is now closed.” As for Rashford, he’s back in training and is available for selection against Wolverhampton on Thursday, 1st of February at 20:15 UTC.
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